UK mandates ‘pre-departure COVID-19 screening’ for all inbound travelers


The UK has taken measures to make it compulsory for all inbound travelers to undergo a pre-test for COVID-19 in order to prevent further influx of COVID-19 omicron mutations.

According to the Associated Press on the 4th local time, this measure will apply to all flights arriving in the UK after 4 am local time on the 7th.

UK Health Minister Javid said in a tweet that “all arrivals to the UK, regardless of their vaccination status, must be screened for coronavirus before departure”.

Reuters reported that the British government is saying that anyone who wants to enter the UK must be tested for COVID-19 at least 48 hours before departure.

In addition, Minister Zabid announced that Nigeria would be added to the list of countries subject to entry restrictions.

In addition, Minister Javid said that there were 27 cases of infection with the omicron mutation in the UK related to travel to Nigeria, adding Nigeria to the list of countries subject to entry restrictions.

Minister Javid said that the number of cases of Omicron mutation in the UK has risen to around 160, “We are taking additional measures based on the latest data to slow the (UK) invasion of the Omicron mutation.”

The UK has 42,848 new cases and 127 daily deaths.

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